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Best Things to Do in New York City

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Jennifer's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Little Italy! Buy a bottle of wine, dip some bread in olive oil and balsamic, and enjoy some authentic chicken parmesan!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

The Edge at Hudson Yards. The views are breathtaking and they have an area with a glass floor that you can look 100 floors down!

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot! And book a photoshoot with Marilyn from Flytographer to capture your trip. All of our other photos are either missing the other person (so they can take our picture) or selfies.

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Marilyn in New York City for Flytographer


Stephanie's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Best Bagel & Coffee, Keste, Tiger Sugar and Per Se. Why? Because they were the best!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Walking the Hudson River Waterfront. Top of the Rock is still hands down the best observation deck to visit. Dominque Ansel Workshop for a unique take on his baked goods.

Hometown Shoot in September

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Stephanie's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

So many amazing places to eat but we did go to Ippudo Westside two times for their amazing Ramen for lunch.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

We went to see the memorial on 9/11 and checked out the Empire State Building & the New York Botanical Garden for the Kasuma exhibition. All were fantastic.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in New York City?

Hire a Flytographer to help capture fun moments & check out cafe La Femme for a romantic tent seating with incredible Egyptian food & I hear they have belly dancers on the weekend.

Visited New York City in September

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Sharelle's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

My absolute favorite restaurant is Lucciola, a boutique Italian spot in the UWS. Their authentic dishes transports you to Italy with every bite. They're 1 of 4 restaurants in the city that has white truffle and their staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

One of my favorite things to do in NYC was wandering around and stumbling across a musician. There are so many talented artists and I'm always in awe when they share their passion. I just loved hanging out in the park on a beautiful day with a book listening to great music.

Visited New York City in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Freeman's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Battery Park at Sunset. Central and Riverside Parks on the Upper West Side each have their own allure, with Riverside Park being more locally oriented.

Visited New York City in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Kelly's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Carbone

Visited New York City in August

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Monika in New York City for Flytographer


Annica's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

We love Serendipity for a dessert to share- frozen hot chocolate. Ibotta was delicious for Japanese ramen!!!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Top of the Rock!

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in New York City?

Use flytographer to document and celebrate another year together!

Visited New York City in August

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Jenilee's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

I loved Samwon Garden in Koreatown! It was delicious.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Coney Island, Brooklyn in general, and Koreatown karaoke at 2pm on a Sunday is a must.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in New York City?

We kept it super fun, but Roomate Grace was the hotel we stayed in and it was definitely a romantic vibe.

Visited New York City in August

Photo Shoot Location: Times Square

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Naoko's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Little Alley. The best Shanghai restaurant in Manhattan!!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Taichi program at Bryant Park. Jazz clubs - Smalls, Bluenote, Smoke, Birdland, jazz standard.

What is the best tip for celebrating your birthday in New York City?

Picnic in Central Park!

Visited New York City in July

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Louis in New York City for Flytographer


Kathryn's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Vice Versa in the theatre district is my FAVORITE. Excellent and authentic Italian cuisine.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Taking a stroll through Central Park was probably my most favorite activity.

What is the best tip for solo travel in New York City?

Don't be afraid to ask for help or directions. I found people to be so friendly even though my accent and my cowboy boots let folks know I wasn't a local!

Visited New York City in September

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Jessica's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

We are not fans of NY - nothing to recommend but Amanda :)

Visited New York City in July

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Amanda in New York City for Flytographer


Emily's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

La Grenouille is the most romantic restaurant in the city. It’s overflowing with fresh flowers & the best champagne. The owner greets every table, making sure their experience is perfect. It’s the ideal place to have dinner after a photo shoot in Central Park.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Central Park, Morgan’s library, the Brooklyn & New York botanical gardens.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in New York City?

Stay at the Pierre Hotel in a room overlooking the park, start the day at the Met, have lunch at the boathouse or tavern on the green before a photo shoot in the park.

Visited New York City in June

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Johnny in New York City for Flytographer


Jana's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

I love The Little Owl in West Village. A tiny place that is cuteness overload and the food isn't bad either! And I also like Olmsted. And Roberta's Pizza in Brooklyn.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

The Highline Park. Going to The Little Island (go very early in the morning to avoid the crowds!) Explore the many galleries in Tribeca and Chelsea. I like Lisson Gallery, Pace Gallery, Jack Sheinman Gallery.

Hometown Shoot in May

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Johnny in New York City for Flytographer


Lauren's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Waverly Inn - Beautiful, quaint little restaurant. Food was amazing and the ambiance can’t be beat. We sat in their garden patio which was very romantic.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Top of the Rock and walking through Greenwich Village

What is your best travel tip for New York City?

Make sure you bring walking shoes!

Visited New York City in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Johnny in New York City for Flytographer


Bianca's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Juliana's Pizza Cafe in Brooklyn Pick a Bagel

What are the best things to do in New York City?

DUMBO The Edge Central Park Roof Top Bar

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in New York City?

Romantic walk or by horse carage through Central Park. 101 stories up, a glass champagne, and the gorgeous views at The Edge. We also enjoyed a nice dinner at Juliana's, best pizza on our trip.

Visited New York City in April

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Johnny in New York City for Flytographer


Shea's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Carmines. Love Italian food. Portions sre legendary.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

We rented a limo for our family of 6 to drive us around Manhattan to look at the Christmas display in the department store windows at night.

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Holiday Route - Christmas in the Park

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Krystyn's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

One of my favorite locations is the restaurant at the top of Bergdorf Goodman's. The food is very good and it has a phenomenal view overlooking Central Park. If you're looking for variety, a bit more casual, and fast - I highly recommend the food court in the basement of The Plaza. There's something for everyone and it's all tasty!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Head up to the Cloisters (the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annex). It feels like you're transported to a castle in Europe and nowhere near New York City. The art is fantastic and its a quiet break away from the sounds of the city. Also, the transportation museum in Brooklyn has a collection of old subway cars and busses which are a lot of fun for kids to explore.

What is your best travel tip for New York City?

Learn the subway! Google maps can be your friend to get you on the right line to where you need to go. Also, the tilework and some of the art in the subway stops are a lot of fun. But when you're not under the city, take the time to look up! The architecture and art all around you is really quite extraordinary.

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lauren in New York City for Flytographer


Pip's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

As cliche as it sounds the Olive Garden in Times Square. Perfect location, good prices as in they didn't overinflate their prices due to their location. Food was also delicious. It's also a really cool setup, you go up very narrow esculators to get up so you have a great view of the square.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Grand central train station is a must do. Simply amazing and when you consider it's a train station, it doesn't feel that way. There's a outlet store tour that takes you into Brooklyn that was great. There are just so many options in New York, you never have to look far to find a great place to eat or grab a snack while you walk along.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

I have a teenage daughter, she was interested in shopping which Times Square certainly gave her. Also helped with the tour out to the outlet stores.

Visited New York City in March

Photo Shoot Location: Times Square

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Soo's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Oh too many places... Wo Hop (Chinese) Rubirosa (Pizza) Lolo’s Seafood Shack (Caribbean Seafood Shack)

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Eating Halal Guys at 3 in the morning after a night out

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Don’t plan out minute by minute! Just go with the flow and enjoy the random adventures!

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Monika in New York City for Flytographer


Abby's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Carmine's Italian

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Ride bikes through Central Park

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Get the New York pass

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Gapstow Bridge & Skyline

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Jacquelyn's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

We actually loved eating from a little corner store bakery right around the corner from our Airbnb!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Visiting The Empire State Building observation deck or Ground Zero

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Don’t drive yourself. LOL

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

So many great options- love Red Farm, Johns on Bleeker, Luke’s Lobster, L’Angolo, Marea, and Eleven Madison Park to name a few!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Shop!

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Avoid Times Square

Hometown Shoot in November

Photo Shoot Location: SoHo

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Diana's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Prince St Pizza in Soho was delicious! Mmmm!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Take photos with your Flytographer in Central Park! And also hangout in Soho as they have amazing restaurants and great shopping! It’s a vibrant neighborhood! You just can’t go wrong!

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Take the subway everywhere! It’s so cheap and convenient! It looks difficult and may seem a little scary but it will save you $$$

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Jessica's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

The Rag Trader & Bo Peep NYC!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Seaport District

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Pack comfy walking shoes & carry a light bag

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Marilyn in New York City for Flytographer


Alexis's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Almost anywhere! There are so many choices!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Walk around and explore. New York is so walkable and as you travel from neighborhood to neighborhood you can feel the different energies, see the different architecture, and people watch the different styles! (You can get such great style ideas from just walking the streets of NYC!

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Don’t be afraid to do it all! Broadway, museums, dining out, exploring the parks, walking the city... NYC never sleeps so why should you!

Hometown Shoot in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Amanda in New York City for Flytographer


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